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Richard Letts

Richard Letts

Dr Richard Letts AM is the founder and Director of The Music Trust, founder and former Executive Director of the Music Council of Australia (now Music Australia) and Past President of the International Music Council. He has held senior positions in music and culture in Australia and the United States, advocated for music and music education, conducted research, written policy documents, edited four periodicals, published four books and hundreds of articles.

Music Sector Structure for Scenarios

Progress to Date A Dual Purpose Moving on from Global Scenarios Summary of General Scenario Stories A Common Basis for the Music Scenarios Towards the Final Objective Summary of Findings to This Stage Culture Culture and the Music Sector Cultural

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The Whole of Government Approach

Annotated List of Relevant Ministries and Departments Ageing Attorney-General Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy Defence Education/Employment and Workplace Relations/Social Inclusion Environment, Heritage and the Arts Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs Finance and Deregulation Foreign Affairs Health and

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Private Funding of Music

Private Funding of Music Private funding comes to music in two ways: as a straight donation, which may be deductible from the taxable income of the donor if the recipient is registered with the Commonwealth Department of the Arts as

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Review of the Australian Curriculum. Response to Final Report

Introduction The Review Reports of the ‘Subject Specialists’: Dr John Vallance The Second Subject Matter Specialist, Ms Michele Chigwidden Conclusion Recommendations Links Authors References Introduction This review of course covers the entirety of the curriculum and some of the circumstances

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Government Support to Music

Overview Commonwealth Government Support to Music Strategic Digital Industry Plan Creative Industries Innovation Centre State Government Support to Music Local Government Support to Music International Organisation Author Overview Australia has three levels of government and all offer support to music

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Classical Music in Australia

Introduction Education Classical Music in Schools Instrumental and Vocal Instruction Tertiary Instruction Community Music Camps Composition Performance Orchestras Opera companies Choral music Chamber Music Early Music New Music Computer Music Festivals Competitions Venues Record Companies Broadcasters Online Associations Broadcasters Composition

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Queens Birthday Awards 2014 to Music People

Introduction Officer (AO) in the General Division of the Order of Australia Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia in the General Division Compiler Previous Lists Introduction There is

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Australia Day Honours 2014

Companion (AC) in the General Division of the Order of Australia Officer (AO) in the General Division of the Order of Australia Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia

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Primary School Music Education in Finland

Background Professor Antti Juvonen of University of Eastern Finland responds to questions from Professor Gary McPherson and Dr Richard Letts (January 2014). We had received information that in Finnish primary schools, music is taught by classroom teachers but that they

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Supporting Music Innovation

Australian Organisations and Programs that Support Musical Innovation 1/4Inch ABC Classics Aurora New Music Australasian Computer Music Association Australian Music Centre Australian Network for Art and Technology Australian Sound Design Project Avantwhatever Monthly Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music Brisbane

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Post-secondary Music Study – The Australian Database

Musical Career Paths The Database Author References Musical Career Paths Music Forum has sent out search parties to find every post-secondary music award-granting institution in Australia. The resulting database is the only complete list known to us — perhaps the

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Why Doesn’t Your Town Have its Own Music School?

State of School Music Education The Community Music School in Australia: Still a Pioneering Effort The 5,000 Music Schools of Europe Pros and Cons for Community Music Schools in Australia The Functions of the European Music School Author References State

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Survey of the Musicians of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra

Acknowledgments Some Key Outcomes Matters of Significance The Survey Author Acknowledgments This survey was carried out with the collaboration of the management and musicians of the orchestra, to which the Music Council of Australia expresses its appreciation. Some Key Outcomes

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